Oli's party withdraws support to Prachanda; no immediate threat to govt

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Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Nepal

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister, Nepal

Shirish B Pradhan Kathmandu
Nepal’s second largest party in Parliament — CPN-UML — on Monday decided to withdraw its support to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”-led government in the wake of a renewed political equation in the run-up to the presidential election, dealing a jolt to the two-month-old ruling coalition.

“A high-level meeting of the party held under the leadership of party chief KP Sharma Oli on Monday decided to quit the government and withdraw the party’s support to the Prachanda-led government,” Bishnu Rijal, deputy chief of the party’s central publicity committee said. 

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First Published: Feb 27 2023 | 10:33 PM IST

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